Footsteps through the Past – 40 Years of Archaeology in Greater Manchester

Dr Michael Nevell

2020 marks 40 years since the establishment of professional archaeology in Greater Manchester with the founding of the greater Manchester Archaeology Unit and the County Archaeologist role. This course will look at the establishment of GMAU and review forty years of archaeology research, covering the most important prehistoric, Roman, Medieval, Post-medieval and Industrial sites over six weeks. This will include bronze Age rock art, Iron Age farmsteads, new Roman forts, early medieval sculpture, late medieval halls and timber buildings, canals and mills and 20th century night clubs. Along the way we shall also look at how the interpretation of Greater Manchester’s past has evolved in terms of public presentation. There will be an optional field trip to Castlefield in Manchester after the end of the course.

Day: Wednesday        Time: 1.30 – 3.30pm
6 weeks, 15 January to 19 February 2020

The Angel Centre (
1 St Philips Place (off Chapel Street), Salford, M3 6FA

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£45 n/a 9 30

To book please send your MANCENT booking form with accompanying payment to the address below. If you prefer to pay through BACS, please contact the lecturer for further particulars.

Contact details:
Dr Michael Nevell,
Centre for Applied Archaeology, LG19, Peel Building,
University of Salford, Crescent, Salford, M5 4NW

Adult Education in Manchester and Cheshire